Draper Compact VDE Screwdriver Set @ Amazon - £15.99 Prime / £20.74 non-Prime
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Draper Compact VDE Screwdriver Set @ Amazon - £15.99 Prime / £20.74 non-Prime

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Found 18th Nov
Seems a good set for the money. 2 handles with 8 shafts, gets great reviews. Cheapest it's ever been according to the camels

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Original Poster

9 votes and only 12 degrees, I guess it's cheaper somewhere? If so please advise as I was about to buy it.

tek-monkey3 m ago

9 votes and only 12 degrees, I guess it's cheaper somewhere? If so please …9 votes and only 12 degrees, I guess it's cheaper somewhere? If so please advise as I was about to buy it.


it isnt so much the price - for Draper this is not bad.

The issue with ANY VDE product, the voltage warranty is only good for 1 year, and re-certifying is so expensive, it is cheaper to buy a new set every year (assuming you dont want to get electrocuted).

For the average Joe using them with 240Volts, changing a set when they are 5 years old, or have visible signs of damage is probably OK, but for anyone in business...........

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Gentle_Giant10 m ago

it isnt so much the price - for Draper this is not bad.The issue with ANY …it isnt so much the price - for Draper this is not bad.The issue with ANY VDE product, the voltage warranty is only good for 1 year, and re-certifying is so expensive, it is cheaper to buy a new set every year (assuming you dont want to get electrocuted).For the average Joe using them with 240Volts, changing a set when they are 5 years old, or have visible signs of damage is probably OK, but for anyone in business...........


Fair enough, I'm only getting for DIY. TBH I never work on live circuits anyway, but I did once fix someone else's bodge and got a surprise as it was connected to 2 power outlets and since then have been very cautious!

I’m on my 3rd replacement terminal keeps snapping.

And before anyone says No I’m not putting to much pressure on them. Very disappointed will be sticking to wera in future

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CUFC0126 m ago

I’m on my 3rd replacement terminal keeps snapping. And before anyone says N …I’m on my 3rd replacement terminal keeps snapping. And before anyone says No I’m not putting to much pressure on them. Very disappointed will be sticking to wera in future


That aint good
Can you get a refund rather than replacement? Been watching a wera set for a while, got one as a present for someone at £18ish but now they want over £30

amazon.co.uk/gp/…OLE

That Wera set is just over £20 in Costco if that helps.
Edited by: "darksideby182" 18th Nov

I have a set of these, brilliant as far as I'm concerned

Great deal considering the number of shafts you get

Gentle_Giant3 h, 54 m ago

it isnt so much the price - for Draper this is not bad.The issue with ANY …it isnt so much the price - for Draper this is not bad.The issue with ANY VDE product, the voltage warranty is only good for 1 year, and re-certifying is so expensive, it is cheaper to buy a new set every year (assuming you dont want to get electrocuted).For the average Joe using them with 240Volts, changing a set when they are 5 years old, or have visible signs of damage is probably OK, but for anyone in business...........


So any screw drivers etc have to be certified yearly, I worked with guys who wired control panels etc 3 phase 415v and they never had anything certificated

Gentle_Giant4 h, 38 m ago

it isnt so much the price - for Draper this is not bad.The issue with ANY …it isnt so much the price - for Draper this is not bad.The issue with ANY VDE product, the voltage warranty is only good for 1 year, and re-certifying is so expensive, it is cheaper to buy a new set every year (assuming you dont want to get electrocuted).For the average Joe using them with 240Volts, changing a set when they are 5 years old, or have visible signs of damage is probably OK, but for anyone in business...........

Lol. The idea this is cold because HUKDers have that level of scientific understanding.

This will be being voted cold because most will be thinking, "£20 for some screwdrivers? I use the edge of a knife, and I'd rather go gallivanting over the country looking for another mispriced toilet roll like that 3000 degree hot deal on HUKD that guy posted last week."

Awesome set. Had these for 2 years and still going. Pouch means u know when one of your driver's missing, and keeps them together in your bag. Less space, easy to carry and very robust. Ordered another for spares for later date. Cheers op

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cartyboy6 m ago

Awesome set. Had these for 2 years and still going. Pouch means u know …Awesome set. Had these for 2 years and still going. Pouch means u know when one of your driver's missing, and keeps them together in your bag. Less space, easy to carry and very robust. Ordered another for spares for later date. Cheers op


No probs, glad it helped someone. I've ordered too despite the negatives as I wanted something compact.

Decent set. The pouch, blades and the small handle look identical to the CK set sold in lots of professional electrical wholesalers. That set usually retails around the £30 mark so this is represents good value. The larger handle also looks smaller and therefore a bit more ergonomic, so an improvement. I wouldn't worry about the VDE warranty expiring. Unless the blades become damaged it would be years before you'd have any risk using a set like this.

Bendown5 h, 27 m ago

So any screw drivers etc have to be certified yearly, I worked with guys …So any screw drivers etc have to be certified yearly, I worked with guys who wired control panels etc 3 phase 415v and they never had anything certificated



Do they work for cowboys?? I worked in the industry for years, and the only company that wouldnt supply new VDE gear yearly I walked out on (for a different HSE violation). The small print with the drivers should make it quite clear they are only guaranteed to withstand ANY voltage for 12 months, and anyone getting seriously zapped and found to be using a set over 12 months old is going to face HSE and possibly police action against their bosses and themselves.

I worked with everything from 5v up to 16KV, although 99% was 110 to 440volts.

Gentle_Giant41 m ago

Do they work for cowboys?? I worked in the industry for years, and the …Do they work for cowboys?? I worked in the industry for years, and the only company that wouldnt supply new VDE gear yearly I walked out on (for a different HSE violation). The small print with the drivers should make it quite clear they are only guaranteed to withstand ANY voltage for 12 months, and anyone getting seriously zapped and found to be using a set over 12 months old is going to face HSE and possibly police action against their bosses and themselves.I worked with everything from 5v up to 16KV, although 99% was 110 to 440volts.


Actually, they probably were thinking about it.
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